Archives for December 2018

Los Angeles City College: I think I’m going to go to heaven

Inquiring Minds - fourth in a series

Dear Reader, California colleges are battlefields for student minds. Students’ hearts yearn for the truth, but where will they find it? Our reporter, Mary Rose, will chronicle this battle. She will visit a California college each week and ask students about God, good, and evil. Below is the fourth installment of California Catholic Daily’s new feature, … [Read more...]

Bishop Olmsted cheers the domestic church

"Complete My Joy" issued Dec. 30

The following comes from a Dec. 30 story in the Phoenix Catholic Sun. Fathers and mothers have the ability and responsibility to lead their families to holiness, wrote Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted in an apostolic exhortation published Dec. 30. The apostolic exhortation, titled “Complete My Joy,” is taken from St. Paul’s letter to the Philippians when the Apostle challenges … [Read more...]

John Paul the Great U. responds to news from New York

"The [Dec. 4] letter is a lie”

The following comes from a Dec. 28 story posted on Catholic News Agency. The Archdiocese of New York told a California college this month that a local priest had never been accused of sexual abuse, even while the priest was being investigated by the archdiocese for several abuse charges. An administrator at the college called the letter “a lie,” and said she can no longer … [Read more...]

Guatemalans make it to Coachella Valley

860 "lucky ones" taken in by Catholic Charities

The following comes from a Dec. 20 story in the Inland Catholic Byte, a publication of the San Bernardino diocese. Beginning in late October, the Diocese began receiving mostly Guatemalan migrants at locations in the lower Coachella Valley, transported by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel. It is a collaborative effort with Catholic Charities San … [Read more...]

See the Live Action abortion videos YouTube is trying to bury

The following comes from a Dec. 28 posting from Live Action. In the midst of “Shout Your Abortion” culture, an effort to suppress pro-life speech on multiple platforms is thriving. In just the latest example, a Slate tech writer dabbled in pro-abortion activism this month when she contacted YouTube to complain about seeing too many pro-life videos when searching for abortion … [Read more...]

Slate writer pressures YouTube to change abortion searches

Google-owned company falls into line

The following comes from a Dec. 21 story on When you Google “abortion,” the top results are relatively staid considering the divisiveness of the topic in American life. There’s a link to information about the procedure from Planned Parenthood, a Google map of nearby abortion providers, a link to an overview of anti-abortion and pro-choice arguments from the … [Read more...]

St. Thomas Church, Redmond, Oregon

Family rosary group plua daily and pro-life rosaries

Name of Church St. Thomas Address 1720 NW 19th Street, Redmond, OR 97756 Phone number (541) 923-3390 Website Mass times Saturday vigil 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m., 10 a.m.; noon (Spanish). Weekdays (except Wednesday): 8 a.m. Wednesday, 6 p.m. First Saturday, 8 a.m. Confessions Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Saturdays, 4:30 p.m. and by … [Read more...]

Kamala Harris silent on Knights of Columbus invitation

Polar plunge to support Special Olympics

The following comes from a Dec. 27 story in the Washington Examiner. Potential Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., hasn't responded to an invitation to plunge into a pool of ice water to raise money for the D.C. Special Olympics in February. She was publicly invited to attend last week by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic charity … [Read more...]

Los Angeles sheriff attends Mass with inmates

Sheriff Alex Villanueva joins prisoners at Men's Central Jail for Christmas Mass celebrated by Archbishop Jose Gomez

On Christmas Day, the front pew of the jail chapel was empty — reserved for Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and his entourage. But when Villanueva arrived, he chose a spot near the back. The VIP pew eventually was filled by some of the nearly 200 inmates who had gathered to celebrate Mass with the archbishop of Los Angeles, Jose H. Gomez, at Men’s Central Jail. The … [Read more...]

Public opinion of clergy plummets

Gallup Poll says score for clergy is the lowest since it began asking the question in 1977

Americans' view of the honesty and ethics of clergy has fallen to an all-time low in a ranking of different professions released by Gallup. The Gallup poll, conducted between Dec. 3-12 of 1,025 U.S. adults, found that only 37 percent of respondents had a "very high" or "high” opinion of the honesty and ethical standards of clergy. Forty-three percent of people gave them an … [Read more...]